1. Jasjit of Raanjhanaa
In Anand L. Rai’s Ranjhnaa, Abhay Deol essayed the character of Jasjit who happens to be a student leader. His character was all about creating awareness among the youth and bringing them together to join hands for better tomorrow.
2. Rang De Basanti
A loss of a friend due to negligence of government changed the life of a bunch of college going students who never thought of making contribution to the country. Rang De Basanti is one the most interesting dynamic patriotic film for the youth. The film beautifully showcased how the youth fought against the ill deeds of the government and made sure that justice is done even though knowing that it would cost their lives.
3. Chak De India!
If we are talking about the patriotic films, list is incomplete without ‘Chak De India!’. What can be more relishing then fighting for the pride of the nation making country proud. The ambitious Chak De Girl has given us dose of patriotism which we never gonna forget.
4. Meera Of No One Killed Jessica
To be a Patriots doesn’t mean one needs to join defense or politics. There are many heroes without uniform and one of them was Meera who challenged the court verdict and made sure that justice is done. Instead of compromising with the situation and blaming the system without taking any action, she took a stand and raised the voice- ‘Justice has been denied’.
5. Aarti Muhammad of MulkMulk was the story about Muslim family who struggled reclaim their honor after a member of their family takes to terrorism. In Mulk, Taapsee’s character Aarti is head strong girl, lawyer by profession who married a Muslim boy. She opposed to her husband when he tried to decide the religion of the unborn baby. She took stand for the Muslim family in the court when public prosecutor tried to make court belief that the family supported Murad is executing the terrorist activities.
6. Sehmaat of Raazi
Sehmaat is one role model for the youth- the innocent Kashmiri girl, who sacrificed her academic, family and friends to save her country. Struggling with her emotions, Sehmat manages to keep her country’s safety as first priority. Her dialogue ‘Watan ke aage kuch nahi’ still give us spine-chills.
7. Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan has given us many memorable patriotic films like- Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Swades, Veer-Zaara, Chak De India and My Name is Khan. Actor has proved that one doesn’t need uniform to be a hero. One can always find a way to make contribution towards the country.
8. Akshay KumarFrom being an undercover spy to spreading menstrual hygiene- Akshay Kumar has done it all. It started with Vipul Shah’s 2007 romantic drama-comedy Namastey London, Akshay essayed the character of Punjabi husband who briefed Britishers about the Indian culture and strengths when they were badmouthing about India. His films like – Gabbar Is Back, Baby, Airlift, Padman, Toilet and Rustom has made him face of being ‘nationalistic pride and commitment’.
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